See also: Sport, SPORT, spórt, šport, and sport.

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English sporten (verb) and sport, spoort, sporte (noun), apheretic shortenings of disporten (verb) and disport, disporte (noun). More at disport.

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NounEdit

sport (countable and uncountable, plural sports)

  1. (countable) Any activity that uses physical exertion or skills competitively under a set of rules that is not based on aesthetics.
  2. (countable) Something done for fun, regardless of its design or intended purpose.
    Joe was banned from getting legal help. He seemed to view lawsuits as a sport.
  3. (countable) A person who exhibits either good or bad sportsmanship.
    Jen may have won, but she was sure a poor sport; she laughed at the loser.
    The loser was a good sport, and congratulated Jen on her performance.
  4. (countable) Somebody who behaves or reacts in an admirably good-natured manner, e.g. to being teased or to losing a game; a good sport.
    You're such a sport! You never get upset when we tease you.
  5. (obsolete) That which diverts, and makes mirth; pastime; amusement.
    • 1591, William Shakespeare, “The Second Part of Henry the Sixt, []”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act III, scene ii]:
      Think it but a minute spent in sport.
    • (Can we date this quote by Sir Philip Sidney and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Her sports were such as carried riches of knowledge upon the stream of delight.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Hey Diddle Diddle (traditional rhyme)
      The little dog laughed to see such sport, and the dish ran away with the spoon.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:hobby
  6. (obsolete) Mockery, making fun; derision.
  7. (countable) A toy; a plaything; an object of mockery.
    • (Can we date this quote by Dryden and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      flitting leaves, the sport of every wind
    • (Can we date this quote by John Clarke and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Never does man appear to greater disadvantage than when he is the sport of his own ungoverned passions.
  8. (uncountable) Gaming for money as in racing, hunting, fishing.
  9. (biology, botany, zoology, countable) A plant or an animal, or part of a plant or animal, which has some peculiarity not usually seen in the species; an abnormal variety or growth. The term encompasses both mutants and organisms with non-genetic developmental abnormalities such as birth defects.
    • 2014 September 26, Charles Quest-Ritson, “The Dutch garden where tulip bulbs live forever: Hortus Bulborum, a volunteer-run Dutch garden, is dedicated to conserving historic varieties before they vanish for good [print version: Inspired by a living bulb archive, 27 September 2014, p. G5]”, in The Daily Telegraph (Gardening)[1]:
      At Hortus Bulborum you will find heirloom narcissi that date back at least to the 15th century and famous old tulips like 'Duc van Tol' (1595) and its sports.
  10. (slang, countable) A sportsman; a gambler.
  11. (slang, countable) One who consorts with disreputable people, including prostitutes.
  12. (obsolete, uncountable) An amorous dalliance.
    Charlie and Lisa enjoyed a bit of sport after their hike.
  13. (informal, usually singular) A friend or acquaintance (chiefly used when speaking to the friend in question)
    • 1924 July, Ellis Butler, “The Little Tin Godlets”, in The Rotarian[2], volume 25, number 1, Rotary International, page 14:
      "Say, sport!" he would say briskly.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:friend
  14. (obsolete) Play; idle jingle.
    • (Can we date this quote by Broome and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      An author who should introduce such a sport of words upon our stage would meet with small applause.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Japanese: スポーツ (supōtsu) (from sports)
  • Korean: 스포츠 (seupocheu) (from sports)

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

sport (third-person singular simple present sports, present participle sporting, simple past and past participle sported)

  1. (intransitive) To amuse oneself, to play.
    children sporting on the green
  2. (intransitive) To mock or tease, treat lightly, toy with.
    Jen sports with Bill's emotions.
    • (Can we date this quote by Tillotson and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      He sports with his own life.
  3. (transitive) To display; to have as a notable feature.
    • 2013 July 20, “Welcome to the plastisphere”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8845:
      [The researchers] noticed many of their pieces of [plastic marine] debris sported surface pits around two microns across. Such pits are about the size of a bacterial cell. Closer examination showed that some of these pits did, indeed, contain bacteria, […].
    Jen's sporting a new pair of shoes;  he was sporting a new wound from the combat
  4. (reflexive) To divert; to amuse; to make merry.
    • Bible, Isa. lvii. 4
      Against whom do ye sport yourselves?
  5. (transitive) To represent by any kind of play.
    • (Can we date this quote by John Dryden and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Now sporting on thy lyre the loves of youth.
  6. To practise the diversions of the field or the turf; to be given to betting, as upon races.
  7. To assume suddenly a new and different character from the rest of the plant or from the type of the species; said of a bud, shoot, plant, or animal.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Darwin to this entry?)
  8. (transitive) To close (a door).
    • (Can we date this quote by M. R. James and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      There he locked it up in a drawer, sported the doors of both sets of rooms, and retired to bed.

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CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sport m inan

  1. sport

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English sport, from Middle English sport, from Middle English sport, from older disport, from Old French desport. First attested in the 19th century. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

NounEdit

sport f (plural sporten, diminutive sportje n)

  1. (countable) A sport; (uncountable) sports.
    Mijn buurman is dol op sport.My neighbour is keen on sports.
    Darts is de gezondste sport op aarde.Darts is the most healthy sport on Earth.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch sporte, metathesised form of sprote. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

NounEdit

sport f (plural sporten, diminutive sportje n)

  1. rung, step on a ladder

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

sport

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of sporten
  2. imperative of sporten

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EstonianEdit

NounEdit

sport (genitive spordi, partitive sporti)

  1. sport, sports

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English sport.

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sport m (plural sports)

  1. sport

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HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ ˈʃport]
  • Hyphenation: sport
  • Rhymes: -ort

NounEdit

sport (plural sportok)

  1. sport

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative sport sportok
accusative sportot sportokat
dative sportnak sportoknak
instrumental sporttal sportokkal
causal-final sportért sportokért
translative sporttá sportokká
terminative sportig sportokig
essive-formal sportként sportokként
essive-modal
inessive sportban sportokban
superessive sporton sportokon
adessive sportnál sportoknál
illative sportba sportokba
sublative sportra sportokra
allative sporthoz sportokhoz
elative sportból sportokból
delative sportról sportokról
ablative sporttól sportoktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
sporté sportoké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
sportéi sportokéi
Possessive forms of sport
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. sportom sportjaim
2nd person sing. sportod sportjaid
3rd person sing. sportja sportjai
1st person plural sportunk sportjaink
2nd person plural sportotok sportjaitok
3rd person plural sportjuk sportjaik

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InterlingueEdit

NounEdit

sport

  1. sport

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

sport m (invariable)

  1. sport (activity that uses physical skills, often competitive)
  2. hobby, pastime
    fare qualcosa per sportto do something for fun

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Lower SorbianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English sport.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sport m

  1. sport (athletic activity that uses physical skills)

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ReferencesEdit

  • sport in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.

NormanEdit

NounEdit

sport m (plural sports)

  1. (Jersey) sport (physical activity pitting two or more opponents against each other)

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From English sport

NounEdit

sport m (definite singular sporten, uncountable)

  1. sport
    Synonym: idrett
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Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

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sport

  1. past participle of spore

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English sport

NounEdit

sport m (definite singular sporten, uncountable)

  1. sport
    Synonym: idrett

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PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English sport.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

sport m inan

  1. sport

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Further readingEdit

  • sport in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-CroatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English sport.

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NounEdit

spȍrt m (Cyrillic spelling спо̏рт)

  1. sport

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SwedishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English sport, first used in 1857.

Pronunciation 1Edit

NounEdit

sport c

  1. sport

DeclensionEdit

Declension of sport 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative sport sporten sporter sporterna
Genitive sports sportens sporters sporternas

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ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation 2Edit

VerbEdit

sport

  1. supine of spörja.

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West FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Dutch sport, from English sport.

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NounEdit

sport c (plural sporten)

  1. sport (physical activity)

Further readingEdit

  • sport”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011